What's happening with my Anacharis?

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I moved some of my Anacharis from my aquarium to my pond a week ago. It was doing great in my aquarium, but in my pond the leaves are becoming translucent, losing their green color. What might make this happen? It is a new pond with only 4 small comets. Is it the colder temperatures, or is it because the water has yet to develop enough nutrients? Ii definitely is not too deep to get good light since I have it on a platform about a foot deep and it reaches the surface.
 

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Could be a combination of cooler water and lack of nutrients. Mine has not really started growing yet and we are warmer than you. (The last time I looked)
 
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It is common for some aquatic plants to die back when being transferred from one environment to another. More so if the environments are extremely different. I agree with @Meyer Jordan that a lack of nutrients will also contribute to what has happened to the anacharis. They are a very hardy plant and should bounce back. I've heard people joke anacharis will survive in a toilet bowel.
 

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Thanks for the feedback. So, I guess it is just a waiting game. I am going to add 2 more comets from my aquarium some time this week, and the last two the week after that. That will be 8 small comets. I'll wait to I see the Anacharis perk up before adding more.
 
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Don't forget the light factor.... if the pond is shaded and your aquarium is lit then this may be a reason.
 

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Anacharis is a tender tropical, it will not like cold winter waters. Anything like 50f and less and it will barely cope
Mine grows like a weed, we get to 33f water temps in the winter. Right now it is popping up beautifully.
 

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See that's so weird, Addy can grow it like crazy and it just won't survive in my pond at all.
I have it in fishless ponds, where it grows like a weed and in my fish filled ponds, where it grows just fine.
I did nothing for it except dump in the water let it settle where it wanted to, let it grow where it wants to.
 

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I added my 4 other comets yesterday to the 3 I introduced almost two weeks ago. I'm holding the rest of my Anacharis in my aquarium until the stuff in the pond perks up more...it already seems to be somewhat better than last week. My one water hyacinth hasn't done anything, but it needs warmer temps. The dwarf cattails are already showing new growth.
 

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Goldfish will nibble on Anacharis, but Koi will literally destroy it.
Yup - we refer to it as "salad bar". If they would just give it a chance to get growing it could be an all you can eat salad bar!
So far, in the past few months, my comets have not kept the Anacharis from flourishing in my aquarium.
 

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